Wendy Parker

Things I’ve learned about open-deck hauling

And dry van!: "I also learned that Golden, Colo., has the heaviest and cheapest paying loads out there, because they're all beer and liquor and the beer companies should be ashamed of some of the prices they're offering to haul it."

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The truth is hard

"Telling the truth is still important, even if it's not particularly popular right now. The current climate of things is one lie to combat another, and it's definitely not working out for the best." ...

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The pemmican prophecy

In which Wendy tries out a recipe for the super-food of the native Americans: "I took a big, healthy, life sustaining bite of pemmican, and immediately discovered that I'm not ready for the apocalypse." ...

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Ode to those who make us laugh

"Here's to the people who make us laugh when we'd rather cry, especially my sweet husband. Make someone laugh today -- you never know who feels like the cat's been sucking on their hair, and you may just keep a trucker from crying."

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Can’t sneak away from trucking

In which Wendy steals off at 4 a.m. from her daughter's hospital bedside for an illicit smoke in an underground parking garage, only to find out "you can't do anything without a trucker. Not even sneak off to smoke a cigarette."

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When you really, really, really love truckin’

Meet Susanne Taylor and her son, Josh, whose "love for big trucks is unparalleled. Their field trips to the travel plaza are specifically for Josh to be among the “big boys,” and see as many trucks as he can see. He's amassed a group of trucking buddies who love him as much as he loves them."

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Does he bring the babies?

Sometimes, educating is hard. "“They come on a truck, like almost everything in the store. My husband and I have a lot of friends who haul produce, the truckers bring all this stuff.” Not the babies, of course...

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You get what you pay for

The maxim might not always be true. "Bad websites. Scammers. They're out there, and if you see them pass the information along or report it."

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Letters to the future

"It's kind of hard to decide what to tell someone in the future. As nutty as the world is today, there's really not much advice to give, except for, 'Keep your head on a swivel.' While it's excellent advice, it's not really profound."

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Notes on vernacular

“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I'll mosey out of your way momentarily... stand by.” Feel me?

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